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Montezuma Castle - United World College-USA, NM
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The Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad built this luxury hotel in 1881 as a resort destination for train travelers. Hot Springs on the property along the Gallinas River was the major draw. Closed as a hotel in 1903 and had various tenants over the years. The building and 100 acres of land Was purchased by Armand Hammer in 1981 for use as a United World College campus. Underwent a massive restoration in 2000-2001. It is an imposing 90,000 square foot building in Queen Anne style constructed with locally quarried red sandstone and slate. Tours are available through the school or from a tour guide service in nearby Las Vegas.
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Sun  6:45am - 5:46pm
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The Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad built this luxury hotel in 1881 as a resort destination for train travelers. Hot Springs on the property along the Gallinas River was the major draw. Closed as a hotel in 1903 and had various tenants over the years. The building and 100 acres of land Was purchased by Armand Hammer in 1981 for use as a United World College campus. Underwent a massive restoration in 2000-2001. It is an imposing 90,000 square foot building in Queen Anne style constructed with locally quarried red sandstone and slate. Tours are available through the school or from a tour guide service in nearby Las Vegas.

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    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Located 6 miles from Las Vegas along NM Highway 65 (Hot Springs Boulevard)in Montezuma, New Mexico.
    page created by rwstorm on Jul 25 2017 3:10 am
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